University Guide

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University dates back to 1872, and was a founding member of the former institution, the University of Wales. In 2007, the University of Wales declined as a federal institution and Aberystwyth gained independent university status. Across its three faculties, Aberystwyth has over 8,000 students.

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Aberystwyth University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Aberystwyth University.

  • Rankings

    Aberystwyth University is ranked 56th out of 130 universities in the UK by the Times Higher Education 2024 rankings and placed in the top 501–600th across the world.

  • Employability

    96.8% of graduates from Aberystwyth University enter employment after 6 months of graduating.

  • Fees

    For UK and EU students, the fees are £9,000. For international students fees vary from £14,300 - £16,300 for the 2024/2025 admission rates. For more information click here.

  • Bursaries

    There is an array of scholarships available to support students during their time at university, view the full details here:


Aberystwyth University guarantees accommodation for all first years, as long as they complete their application and accept their accommodation within the given deadline. While university accommodation is guaranteed the university cannot guarantee a certain type of room or a specific location. Many 2nd and 3rd year students do not stay in university accommodation after their first year, they use accommodation for students to help them find the best student properties.

Students' Union

When students join Aberystwyth University, they automatically become part of AberSU. The student’s Union is one of the oldest Student’s Unions in the UK, and was the location where the first NUS UK conference was held. The Student’s Union offers an array of societies, and support students throughout their time at Aberystwyth.

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Aberystwyth University Students' Union
Aberystwyth University Students' Union

Famous for

The University has been recognised as one of the safest places to study, due to it having some of the lowest crime rates within the UK. It is also world’s first university to be awarded a plastic free University status for single use plastic items.


For two consecutive years, the university has been crowned by the Sunday times University guide as the ‘University of the year for teaching quality’. It was the first university to achieve this award for two years on the run.

AFS says

"Aberytstwyth is an attractive university town located on the coastline of Wales and it remains a popular choice with students".

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